New Zealand legend Ross Taylor has announced his retirement from international cricket. The home summer will be Taylor’s last assignment with the Kiwis. In this article, we take a look at how Twitter reacted after Ross Taylor announces retirement from international cricket.
Ross Taylor Announces Retirement
Taylor has been a fine servant for New Zealand cricket. He is the only player who was completely part of the transition from the previous era to the current. The right-hand batter played more than 100 games in all formats of the sport. He happens to be the only player to have done that. Ross retires as the highest run-getter for the Kiwis in Tests and ODI format.
Taylor had a mediocre tour of India. His form has not been great in recent months. Hence, he has quit international cricket at the conclusion of the home summer.
Twitter reacts to the Kiwi’s decision
Taylor was a favourite of many cricket fans. A quality middle-order batter, he did well across conditions. He was also popular for some of his cult knocks, like in the IPL and the World Cup. Hence, Twitter was brim with reactions after the player announced retirement.
Today I’m announcing my retirement from international cricket at the conclusion of the home summer, two more tests against Bangladesh, and six odi’s against Australia & the Netherlands. Thank you for 17 years of incredible support. It’s been an honour to represent my country #234 pic.twitter.com/OTy1rsxkYp— Ross Taylor (@RossLTaylor) December 29, 2021Advertisement
Ross Taylor, the only cricketer to have played more than 100 matches in all three formats, will retire after the home New Zealand season. Great player !— Shahid Hashmi (@hashmi_shahid) December 30, 2021
Ross Taylor to retire from International cricket by the end of home summer.— Saeed Cricky🏏 (@SaeedCricky) December 30, 2021
Another classical middle order player will be missed forever.
His pallekele 💯 vs Pakistan will be remembered forever.
Best of luck Ross 🏏
Ross Taylor to retire at the end of the NZ season. He’s been a terrific player and overcome some serious challenges to become a Kiwi legend. https://t.co/SGYxesjfiF— Cricket Badger Podcast 🏏🦡 (@cricket_badger) December 30, 2021
A modern-day great ✨— shahood hussain (@shahoodhussain3) December 30, 2021
ICYMI, Ross Taylor has announced he will retire after New Zealand’s 2022 home season 🖤.,, pic.twitter.com/tJfiPxy1f3
A salute to Ross Taylor. It’s the right time for him to retire? but he belongs among our very top level of batsmen. Just read the stats, and in all forms of the game.— Joseph Romanos (@JosephRomanos) December 30, 2021
He showed huge character in recovering from the shafting he got from NZ Cricket midway through his career.
Another wonderful retire from international cricket #Ross_Taylor— Rana Rehman khan (@rmehran4394) December 30, 2021
Such a shame! One of New Zealand’s greatest batsmen! How do they replace Ross Taylor?— Rob Sillett (@silletti360) December 30, 2021